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February 2021

Clifford’s Tower Revealed

An insightful explanation of our exciting works to Clifford’s Tower in York. The video was prepared by English Heritage and one of the speakers is our Principal, Martin Ashley. Works started on site in November 2020. more...

February 2021

Clifford’s Tower Revealed

An insightful explanation of our exciting works to Clifford’s Tower in York. The video was prepared by English Heritage and one of the speakers is our Principal, Martin Ashley. Works started on site in November 2020. more...

November 2020

Start on site for Sheerness Dockyard Church

Extremely excited to be part of the team to bring back to life Sheerness Dockyard Church. The start on site has been announced last week and we are already making progress with Coniston and PAYE with the preparation of more...

November 2020

Start on site for Sheerness Dockyard Church

Extremely excited to be part of the team to bring back to life Sheerness Dockyard Church. The start on site has been announced last week and we are already making progress with Coniston and PAYE with the preparation of the samples for the repairs. more...

May 2020

Interview with Helen Rosslyn from Tatler on the Painted Hall

Thinking back to recent highlights we are still delighted to have been interviewed by Helen Rosslyn, Tatler’s Art Editor, regarding the conservation to the ceiling of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College. more...

May 2020

Interview with Helen Rosslyn from Tatler on the Painted Hall

Thinking back to recent highlights we are still delighted to have been interviewed by Helen Rosslyn, Tatler’s Art Editor, regarding the conservation to the ceiling of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College. Follow the link below for the full interview: more...

May 2020

Kieran Kintrea and Francesca Basso are now Associate Partners of MAA

In 2018 we announced that Andrew Harris had become a Partner of Martin Ashley Architects in recognition of his extensive and outstanding work with the Firm. We are now delighted to further announce that Kieran Kintrea more...

May 2020

Kieran Kintrea and Francesca Basso are now Associate Partners of MAA

In 2018 we announced that Andrew Harris had become a Partner of Martin Ashley Architects in recognition of his extensive and outstanding work with the Firm. We are now delighted to further announce that Kieran Kintrea and Francesca Basso have become Associate Partners of Martin Ashley more...

May 2020

Webinar for the Royal Over-Seas League

We are delighted of having been invited to present the result of our condition survey and historical research on the Over-Seas House to the Members of the Club. In exploring the Clubhouse’s history and conditions we are more...

May 2020

Webinar for the Royal Over-Seas League

We are delighted of having been invited to present the result of our condition survey and historical research on the Over-Seas House to the Members of the Club. In exploring the Clubhouse’s history and conditions we are helping ROSL and its Members to take challenging decisions for the future more...

March 2020

The Painted Hall won three awards at the 2020 Civic Trust Awards – the only project in the history of this prestigious awards programme to have ever done so

As well as a Civic Trust National Award, The Painted Hall was received a Civic Trust Highly Commended Award in the Civic Trust AABC Conservation category, in recognition of its status as a project that demonstrates the more...

March 2020

The Painted Hall won three awards at the 2020 Civic Trust Awards – the only project in the history of this prestigious awards programme to have ever done so

As well as a Civic Trust National Award, The Painted Hall was received a Civic Trust Highly Commended Award in the Civic Trust AABC Conservation category, in recognition of its status as a project that demonstrates the highest standards in historic building conservation and makes a significant more...

November 2019

Progress made at Clifford’s Tower

Our investigation works for English Heritage are in progress and moving forward at Clifford’s Tower, a historically significant landmark overlooking Old York. During this important process we have been lucky enough more...

November 2019

Progress made at Clifford’s Tower

Our investigation works for English Heritage are in progress and moving forward at Clifford’s Tower, a historically significant landmark overlooking Old York. During this important process we have been lucky enough to bring visitors closer to our work through public tours on the scaffold. more...

October 2019

The Painted Hall has won Restoration of a Public Building at the Georgian Group Architectural Awards

Our work alongside Hugh Broughton Architects on The Painted Hall has won Restoration of a Public Building at the Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2019. The Georgian Group is an English and Welsh conservation more...

October 2019

The Painted Hall has won Restoration of a Public Building at the Georgian Group Architectural Awards

Our work alongside Hugh Broughton Architects on The Painted Hall has won Restoration of a Public Building at the Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2019. The Georgian Group is an English and Welsh conservation organisation created to celebrate and campaign for the preservation of historic more...

September 2019

Work begins at Clifford’s Tower

This week, we started carrying out inspections at Clifford’s Tower in collaboration with Ramboll, RNJ, and Simpson for English Heritage. The tower will remain in operation and open to the public as usual, more...

September 2019

Work begins at Clifford’s Tower

This week, we started carrying out inspections at Clifford’s Tower in collaboration with Ramboll, RNJ, and Simpson for English Heritage. The tower will remain in operation and open to the public as usual, giving visitors the amazing opportunity to witness the ‘Conservation in more...

June 2019

The Painted Hall has won an RIBA National Award 2019

We are very happy to announce our work at The Painted Hall, Greenwich has won a 2019 RIBA National Award. The Painted Hall has been referred to as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the UK’ – its vast decorated interior, extending more...

June 2019

The Painted Hall has won an RIBA National Award 2019

We are very happy to announce our work at The Painted Hall, Greenwich has won a 2019 RIBA National Award. The Painted Hall has been referred to as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the UK’ – its vast decorated interior, extending to 4,000 square metres, is the masterpiece of English baroque art. The more...

May 2019

Sheerness Dockyard Church gets green light

The future of Sheerness Dockyard Church has been secured following the award of £4.2m from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the achievement of planning approval and Listed Building Consent from Swale Borough more...

May 2019

Sheerness Dockyard Church gets green light

The future of Sheerness Dockyard Church has been secured following the award of £4.2m from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the achievement of planning approval and Listed Building Consent from Swale Borough Council for an architectural scheme to restore and transform the derelict more...

March 2019

The Painted Hall reopens its doors

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich has reopened after a two-year National Lottery Funded conservation project which has brought its magnificent painted interior vividly back to life. As Surveyor more...

March 2019

The Painted Hall reopens its doors

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich has reopened after a two-year National Lottery Funded conservation project which has brought its magnificent painted interior vividly back to life. As Surveyor of the Fabric, Martin Ashley Architects has supported Hugh Broughton more...

January 2019

The Painted Hall, Greenwich to reopen in March 2019 after two-year conservation project

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich will reopen on 23 March 2019 after a two‑year National Lottery Funded conservation project which has brought its magnificent painted interior vividly back to more...

January 2019

The Painted Hall, Greenwich to reopen in March 2019 after two-year conservation project

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich will reopen on 23 March 2019 after a two‑year National Lottery Funded conservation project which has brought its magnificent painted interior vividly back to life. As Surveyor of the Fabric to the Greenwich Foundation, Martin Ashley and more...

December 2018

Eton College: success at the 2018 Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards

Our work on the historic School Yard paving scheme at Eton College has been named as winner in the landscaping category at the Stone Federation’s Natural Stone Awards 2018.The Stone Federation celebrates the more...

December 2018

Eton College: success at the 2018 Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards

Our work on the historic School Yard paving scheme at Eton College has been named as winner in the landscaping category at the Stone Federation’s Natural Stone Awards 2018.The Stone Federation celebrates the excellence of design in natural stone projects from across the industry. more...

October 2018

Remedial works to start on the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge

The building is Grade 1 Listed due to its vital role during the Battle of Britain for which it was planned and constructed in advance of WWII as the No.11 Group Operations Room where information was received and more...

October 2018

Remedial works to start on the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge

The building is Grade 1 Listed due to its vital role during the Battle of Britain for which it was planned and constructed in advance of WWII as the No.11 Group Operations Room where information was received and displayed in the Plotting Room and disseminated to active squadrons.   This allowed more...

September 2018

Martin Ashley to speak at Columbia University

This October Martin Ashley will be speaking at Columbia University’s prestigious Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York. Centering around a philosophical approach to building more...

September 2018

Martin Ashley to speak at Columbia University

This October Martin Ashley will be speaking at Columbia University’s prestigious Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York. Centering around a philosophical approach to building conservation in Britain, Martin’s lecture will look at cycles of preservation and change more...

September 2018

A milestone at The Painted Hall as conserved paintings are revealed

Work continues on a transformational Heritage Lottery funded makeover of The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College. As Surveyor of the Fabric to the Greenwich Foundation, Martin Ashley is helping oversee a landmark more...

September 2018

A milestone at The Painted Hall as conserved paintings are revealed

Work continues on a transformational Heritage Lottery funded makeover of The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College. As Surveyor of the Fabric to the Greenwich Foundation, Martin Ashley is helping oversee a landmark project which sees the conservation of James Thornhill’s astonishing more...

August 2018

Eton College School Yard is Regional Finalist at the 2018 Civic Trust Awards

We are pleased to announce that our work at Eton College has been listed as a Regional Finalist at the 2018 Civic Trust Awards. The historic School Yard enclosed by 15th and 17th century buildings is of outstanding more...

August 2018

Eton College School Yard is Regional Finalist at the 2018 Civic Trust Awards

We are pleased to announce that our work at Eton College has been listed as a Regional Finalist at the 2018 Civic Trust Awards. The historic School Yard enclosed by 15th and 17th century buildings is of outstanding national importance, and was restored by Martin Ashley Architects in partnership more...

June 2018

Andrew Harris becomes a Partner of Martin Ashley Architects

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Harris has become a Partner of Martin Ashley Architects in recognition of his extensive and outstanding work with the Firm. With a long successful career in the industry, Andrew more...

June 2018

Andrew Harris becomes a Partner of Martin Ashley Architects

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Harris has become a Partner of Martin Ashley Architects in recognition of his extensive and outstanding work with the Firm. With a long successful career in the industry, Andrew has acted as lead consultant/project architect/Associate in charge on many more...

May 2018

Newark Castle; new major interpretation to go underway

Martin Ashley Architects have been appointed for a major new conservation and interpretation project for the great Norman Gatehouse at Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire, known as where the controversial monarch King John more...

May 2018

Newark Castle; new major interpretation to go underway

Martin Ashley Architects have been appointed for a major new conservation and interpretation project for the great Norman Gatehouse at Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire, known as where the controversial monarch King John died in 1216. This outstanding Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I more...

May 2017

Battle Abbey has been shortlisted at the 2017 RICS Awards, in two categories, Tourism and Leisure and Building Conservation

We are excited to announce that our work at Battle Abbey has been shortlisted and recognised at the 2017 RICS Awards. more...

May 2017

Battle Abbey has been shortlisted at the 2017 RICS Awards, in two categories, Tourism and Leisure and Building Conservation

We are excited to announce that our work at Battle Abbey has been shortlisted and recognised at the 2017 RICS Awards. more...

April 2017

Hampton Court Palace has been shortlisted for Channel 4, Great British Buildings

We are excited to announce that Hampton Court Palace has been shortlisted for Channel 4, Great British Buildings. more...

April 2017

Hampton Court Palace has been shortlisted for Channel 4, Great British Buildings

We are excited to announce that Hampton Court Palace has been shortlisted for Channel 4, Great British Buildings. more...

March 2017

2017 Civic Trust Awards, commendation for Hampton Court Base Court

Honoured to receive a commendation at the 2017 @CTAwards for our Hampton Court Base Court project. more...

March 2017

2017 Civic Trust Awards, commendation for Hampton Court Base Court

Honoured to receive a commendation at the 2017 @CTAwards for our Hampton Court Base Court project. more...

December 2016

Hampton Base Court has been selected as a National Winner in the 2017 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards

The Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award is made to a project which demonstrates the highest standards of historic building conservation. The care, conservation and adaptive re-use of historic buildings call for a variety more...

December 2016

Hampton Base Court has been selected as a National Winner in the 2017 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards

The Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award is made to a project which demonstrates the highest standards of historic building conservation. The care, conservation and adaptive re-use of historic buildings call for a variety of skills. Base Court is one of forty two applicants now in the running to more...

December 2016

St Georges Chapel, Commendation in Craftsmanship at the 2016 Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards.

St Georges Chapel was awarded a commendation in craftsmanship at The Natural Stone Awards 2016. The Natural Stone Awards is a biennial event set up by Stone Federation and has established itself as the most prestigious more...

December 2016

St Georges Chapel, Commendation in Craftsmanship at the 2016 Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards.

St Georges Chapel was awarded a commendation in craftsmanship at The Natural Stone Awards 2016. The Natural Stone Awards is a biennial event set up by Stone Federation and has established itself as the most prestigious event in the natural stone calendar. The Awards celebrate and recognise the more...

May 2016

Hampton Court Palace Base Court is RICS Project of the Year

The conservation of Base Court at Hampton Court Palace has been named Project of the Year at the 2016 RICS London Awards. We are privileged to have worked with Historic Royal Palaces on this exceptional project. more...

May 2016

Hampton Court Palace Base Court is RICS Project of the Year

The conservation of Base Court at Hampton Court Palace has been named Project of the Year at the 2016 RICS London Awards. We are privileged to have worked with Historic Royal Palaces on this exceptional project. more...

January 2016

Design unveiled for Clifford’s Tower, York

English Heritage will unveil new designs for the conservation and redevelopment of Clifford’s Tower in York as part of a public consultation on 21 January 2016. The proposed scheme is designed by Hugh Broughton more...

January 2016

Design unveiled for Clifford’s Tower, York

English Heritage will unveil new designs for the conservation and redevelopment of Clifford’s Tower in York as part of a public consultation on 21 January 2016. The proposed scheme is designed by Hugh Broughton Architects working with conservation specialists Martin Ashley Architects, who were more...

December 2015

Hampton Court featured in RICS Building Surveying Journal

Andrew Harris, Associate at Martin Ashley Architects, is the author of a feature article in the latest RICS Building Surveying Journal on the comprehensive programme of building conservation and repair at Hampton Court more...

December 2015

Hampton Court featured in RICS Building Surveying Journal

Andrew Harris, Associate at Martin Ashley Architects, is the author of a feature article in the latest RICS Building Surveying Journal on the comprehensive programme of building conservation and repair at Hampton Court Palace. This is the first in a series of articles by Andrew which will more...

December 2015

Norwich Castle

Martin Ashley Architects, in collaboration with Hudson Architects, has completed a feasibility study to present options on the redevelopment of Norwich Castle. The imposing Keep at Norwich Castle was built around the more...

December 2015

Norwich Castle

Martin Ashley Architects, in collaboration with Hudson Architects, has completed a feasibility study to present options on the redevelopment of Norwich Castle. The imposing Keep at Norwich Castle was built around the turn of the 12th century. Following centuries of use as a royal palace, the more...

December 2015

Imaginative Sculpture at St Georges makes Civic Trust Awards Regional Finals

The Civic Trust has announced that the Imaginative Sculpture project at St George’s Chapel – by Martin Ashley Architects in partnership with the City and Guilds of London Art School – has been named as a Regional more...

December 2015

Imaginative Sculpture at St Georges makes Civic Trust Awards Regional Finals

The Civic Trust has announced that the Imaginative Sculpture project at St George’s Chapel – by Martin Ashley Architects in partnership with the City and Guilds of London Art School – has been named as a Regional Finalist in the 2016 Civic Trust Awards, in the AABC Conservation Awards category. more...

December 2015

Imaginative Sculpture at St George’s Chapel recognized by Blueprint Awards 2015

The Imaginative Sculpture project at St George’s Chapel received the Highly Commended award in the Best Design Innovation Project or Product at the 2015 Blueprint Awards. The annual awards are organised by Blueprint more...

December 2015

Imaginative Sculpture at St George’s Chapel recognized by Blueprint Awards 2015

The Imaginative Sculpture project at St George’s Chapel received the Highly Commended award in the Best Design Innovation Project or Product at the 2015 Blueprint Awards. The annual awards are organised by Blueprint magazine to recognise the best in international architecture and design. For more...

December 2015

SPAB Magazine features St George’s Chapel

The Autumn 2015 issue of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings magazine featured the creation of a series of new grotesque sculptures at St George’s Chapel, which has been overseen by Martin Ashley as more...

December 2015

SPAB Magazine features St George’s Chapel

The Autumn 2015 issue of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings magazine featured the creation of a series of new grotesque sculptures at St George’s Chapel, which has been overseen by Martin Ashley as Surveyor of the Fabric. This is an outstanding showcase of contemporary stone more...

December 2015

New Understanding at Hampton Court Palace – ASCHB Transactions

The 2014 volume of Transactions of ASCHB (the Assocation for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings) features a learned article by Andrew Harris (Associate, Martin Ashley Architects) on new knowledge revealed more...

December 2015

New Understanding at Hampton Court Palace – ASCHB Transactions

The 2014 volume of Transactions of ASCHB (the Assocation for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings) features a learned article by Andrew Harris (Associate, Martin Ashley Architects) on new knowledge revealed as part of his ongoing building conservation and repair work at Hampton more...

November 2014

Country Life magazine

‘Holiday majesty, The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey’, November 2014 An article on the architecture and history of the Chapel Royal and its continued importance. Download a pdf copy of the more...

November 2014

Country Life magazine

‘Holiday majesty, The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey’, November 2014 An article on the architecture and history of the Chapel Royal and its continued importance. Download a pdf copy of the article.   more...

June 2014

Feature article in ICON News magazine

Andrew Harris and Martin Ashley gave their views on working with professional conservators, with examples from The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Canon’s Cloister at St George’s Chapel, Windsor more...

    Kew Royal Kitchens

June 2014

Feature article in ICON News magazine

Andrew Harris and Martin Ashley gave their views on working with professional conservators, with examples from The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Canon’s Cloister at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace. Download more...

    Kew Royal Kitchens

December 2013

Canons’ Cloister features in RICS Building Conservation Journal

An article on the refurbishment of Canons’ Cloister, Windsor Castle, is featured in the December 2013 / January 2014 issue of RICS Building Conservation Journal. To read the article you can download a pdf.   more...

    The Canons' Cloister

December 2013

Canons’ Cloister features in RICS Building Conservation Journal

An article on the refurbishment of Canons’ Cloister, Windsor Castle, is featured in the December 2013 / January 2014 issue of RICS Building Conservation Journal. To read the article you can download a pdf.   more...

    The Canons' Cloister

May 2013

The Canons’ Cloister wins RICS Award

The conservation, renovation and modernisation of the Canons' Cloister at St George’s Chapel has been named as Building Conservation Project of the Year at the 2013 RICS East Awards. more...

May 2013

The Canons’ Cloister wins RICS Award

The conservation, renovation and modernisation of the Canons' Cloister at St George’s Chapel has been named as Building Conservation Project of the Year at the 2013 RICS East Awards. more...